What are MDCE Bonus Sessions?

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Mike Davin, Senior Editor
September 25, 2012

I've been communicating lately with some of the presenters who are offering bonus sessions at this year's Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. If you've been to the event before, you've probably attended one of these sessions, but if not, the concept of a bonus session might seem a little strange to... Read more »

Procrastinators (like me): Time to sign up for MDCE

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Mike Davin, Senior Editor
September 7, 2012

If you're anything like me, you've probably been guiltily ignoring the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo registration reminders that have been hitting your inbox in recent weeks, telling yourself you'll look into signing up when things settle down a little bit. Of course, we're deluding ourselves most... Read more »

MDCE releases 2012 lineup

Mike Davin, Senior Editor
May 23, 2012

The Marine Dealer Conference and Expo has released its 2012 lineup via this year's event brochure, and everyone here at Boating Industry is pretty excited about the sessions that will be available. A big consideration this year was ensuring that MDCE remains vital for people who attend each year, so... Read more »

Taking the Top 100 online

Mike Davin, Senior Editor
May 11, 2012

This year we have moved our Top 100 Dealers application entirely online, a change we hope makes life easier for you … and, frankly, us. Let me give you an example of one way the new system will benefit our team and, in turn, benefit you. One of the great things about the Top 100 is that it allows us... Read more »

All the Best Ideas in one place

Mike Davin, Senior Editor
March 16, 2012

At last year's Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, I hosted our annual "Best Ideas Panel," which featured great profit-building ideas from our dealer panelists. Of course, when we solicited ideas for the panel, we received many more than four great ideas — and of course we aren't in the business of... Read more »

A primer for MDCE newbies

Mike Davin, Senior Editor
January 20, 2012

The Marine Dealer Conference & Expo recently announced its dates and locations for next year. If you missed the news, it will be held November 11-14 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel and Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Those of you who attended the event in 2010 will remember that this is the... Read more »

Boating Industry launches new website

October 11, 2011

This month, Boating Industry unveiled a completely new logo, tagline and magazine design. Yesterday we followed that up with another big update: our completely overhauled website. We think we've put together a much cleaner, more modern look that fits in with the new style of our print product. We also... Read more »

Boating Industry moving to waterproof issues

April 1, 2011

By Mike Davin, Online Editor, Boating Industry MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — Because the vast majority of Boating Industry's readers spend a great deal of time on the water, the magazine has decided that it will now print exclusively on a new type of buoyant waterproof paper. Read more »

News: SeeDealerCost site meets a consumer need, says Taylor

March 16, 2011

By Mike Davin, online editor, Boating Industry — SeeDealerCost.com, which went live today, caused a stir in the marine industry before it was officially announced in January. The site was created to be a consumer information resource — comparable to auto industry sites such as Edmunds.com or Kelley... Read more »

Retailers get creative with their iPads

March 10, 2011

By Mike Davin, online editor, Boating Industry — With the recent release of the Motorola Xoom and the Friday release of Apple's highly anticipated iPad 2, what was a brand new type of computer a year ago is becoming more mainstream. In the meantime, some clever retailers have figured out ways to use... Read more »

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